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Meet the people who voted for Barack Hussein Obama


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I’m working on a post to cover the Israeli ground offensive into Gaza, but probably won’t finish it until tomorrow.  So, I thought I’d put this video from VerticalBlu.com up to keep things interesting.

Here are the folks who elected Barack Hussein Obama our next President.  Enjoy.



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January 4, 2009 Posted by | Democrats | , | Leave a comment

Play the ObamaLotto!


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I signed up for an account on President-elect BO’s site right after the election just to keep an eye on the opposition, so I receive emails on a dummy account targeting me as a supporter (don’t you believe it.)

Well, today I log into the account and guess what I see.  BO is raffling off tickets to his inauguration!  I can’t help but think about the movie, The Sting, with Robert Redford.

Straight from the streets of Chicago, here comes a numbers game from the White House.  What’s next, shooting dice in the Oval Office?

John–

Thanks to you, President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden will take their oaths of office in just 17 days.You helped shape history, and now you can be a part of it.Ten supporters and their guests will be selected to come to Washington, D.C. for several days of inaugural events. You could be chosen to fly to Washington, attend the welcome ceremony, the Inaugural parade, the swearing-in, and an official Inaugural ball.Donate $5 or more now. You could be part of the historic events you made possible.This inauguration will be open to hundreds of thousands of people. To do that, it takes unprecedented resources.

In the past, inaugurations have been funded by lobbyists and corporations making six-figure contributions. Like our campaign, this inauguration is going to be different. But that means, once again, Barack and Joe need to ask you for your help.

Supporters like you made this possible, and with your help Barack and Joe will run their administration without the influence of big money from Washington lobbyists or special interests. Funding the Inauguration this way is another example of the change you helped bring to Washington.

It’s up to you, at this crucial moment, to make the Inauguration a success and give change a strong start.

Make a donation of $5 or more now for the opportunity to join Barack and Joe at the beginning of this historic journey to change our country:

https://donate.pic2009.org/tickettohistory

Thank you for your extraordinary efforts throughout the campaign.

Happy New Year,

Obama for America

P.S. — You can participate without donating. We recognize this day is as important as it is historic, and we want to hear in your words what this inauguration means to you.

Don’t you just love this guy? He just may refurbish one wing of the White House as a casino.

What a hustler.


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Team Obama: Still grubbing–Michelle Malkin

January 4, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trouble in Obamatopia!


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Last month, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old friend, old buddy, old pal Rod Blagojevich (Democratic Governor of Illinois) became a speed bump in what was appearing to be an extremely smooth transition when the FBI arrested him for attempting to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat.

Obama’s transition team quickly (but waited until 2 days before Christmas to release the report to minimze public scrutiny) investigated itself and (not surpisingly) found no wrongdoing on the part of the Democratic President-elect or his closest advisors.  That report raised more questions than it answered, but timing of the scandal has helped Obama avoid taking too big a bath in his pal’s troubles.

Today, his appointee for Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson, has withdrawn his name for the position due tohttp://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/16/bill-richardsons-own-pay-to-play-scandal/ worries.  In true Obamesque fashion, Richardson denies any wrongdoing related to the FBI investigation of a contractor who secured $1.4 million in state business after contributing to the New Mexico governor’s political action committees.

In spite of the President-elect’s attempts of late to avoid drawing attention to himself during the escalating tensions in the Middle East, he’s starting to feel the heat and gravity of the office to which he was elected.

He talked a good talk in the campaign, but his recent irritation over all the attention he’s receiving makes one wonder if he’ll be able to handle the pressures and walk the walk.


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Witness to inefficiency of 3 Little Piggies slams bailouts


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Thanks to my father for alerting me to the existence of this letter from Gregory Knox, President of Knox Machinery, Inc. to Troy Clarke, President of General Motors.  Mr. Knox claims to have observed first-hand what those of us who’ve been against the bailout of the auto industry from the start.  He also makes great points (that many of us have been making) against ALL the bailouts.

Snopes has already verified the legitimacy of the letter.

From Gregory Knox, President Knox Machinery, Inc., Franklin, Ohio 45005

In response to your request to call legislators and ask for a bailout for the United States automakers please consider the following, and please also pass this onto Troy Clark, the president of General Motors North America for me. You are both infected with the same entitlement mentality that has bred like cancerous germs in UAW halls for the last countless decades, and whose plague is now sweeping the nation, awaiting our new “messiah” to wave his magical wand and make all our problems go away, while at the same time allowing our once great nation to keep “living the dream”.

The dream is over!

The dream that we can ignore the consumer for years while management myopically focuses on its personal rewards packages at the same time that our factories have been filled with the world¢s most overpaid, arrogant, ignorant and laziest entitlement minded “laborers” without paying the price for these atrocities. and that still the masses will line up to buy our products.

Don’t tell me I’m wrong. Don’t accuse me of not knowing of what I speak.. I have called on Ford, GM, Chrysler, TRW, Delphi, Kelsey Hayes, American Axle and countless other automotive OEM’s and Tier ones for 3 decades now throughout the Midwest and what I’ve seen over the years in these union shops can only be described as disgusting.

Mr. Clark, the president of General Motors, states: There is widespread sentiment in this country, our government and especially in the media that the current crisis is completely the result of bad management, it is not.

You’re right – it’s not JUST management. How about the electricians who walk around the plants like lords in feudal times, making people wait on them for countless hours while they drag ass so they can come in on the weekend and make double and triple time for a job they easily could have done within their normal 40 hour week.

How about the line workers who threaten newbies with all kinds of scare tactics for putting out too many parts on a shift. and for being too productive (mustn’t expose the lazy bums who have been getting overpaid for decades for their horrific underproduction, must we?) Do you really not know about this stuff?!?

How about this great sentiment abridged from Mr. Clarke’s sad plea: over the last few years .we have closed the quality and efficiency gaps with our competitors.

What the hell has Detroit been doing for the last 40 years? Did we really JUST wake up to the gaps in quality and efficiency between us and them?

The K car vs. the Accord? The Pinto vs. the Civic? Do I need to go on?

We are living through the inevitable outcome of the actions of the United States auto industry for decades. Time to pay for your sins, Detroit.

I attended an economic summit last week where a brilliant economist, Alan Beaulieu surprised the crowd when he said he would not have given the banks a penny of “bailout money”. Yes, he said, this would cause short term problems, but despite what people like George Bush and Troy Clark would have us believe, the sun would in fact rise the next day, and something else would happen. where there had been greedy and sloppy banks new efficient ones would pop up. that is how a free market system works. It does work, if we would let it work.

But for some reason we are now deciding that the rest of the world is right and that capitalism doesn’t work – that we need the government to step in and “save us”. Save us, hell – we’re nationalizing. and unfortunately too many of this once fine nation’s citizens don’t even have a clue that this is what’s really happening. But they sure can tell you the stats on their favorite sports teams. Yeah – THAT’S important.

Does it occur to ANYONE that the “competition” has been producing vehicles, EXTREMELY PROFITABLY, for decades now in this country?…

How can that be? Let’s see.

Fuel efficient. Listening to customers. Investing in the proper tooling and automation for the long haul. Not being too complacent or arrogant to listen to Dr W Edwards Deming four decades ago. Ever increased productivity through quality, lean and six sigma plans. Treating vendors like strategic partners, rather than like “the enemy”. Efficient front and back offices. Non union environment.

Again, I could go on and on, but I really wouldn’t be telling anyone anything they really don’t already know in their hearts.

I have six children, so I am not unfamiliar with the concept of wanting someone to bail you out of a mess that you have gotten yourself into – my children do this on a weekly, if not daily basis, as I did at their age. I do for them what my parents did for me (one of their greatest gifts, by the way) – I make them stand on their own two feet and accept the co nsequences of their actions and work them through. Radical concept, huh?

Am I there for them in the wings? Of course – but only until such time as they need to be fully on their own as adults. I don’t want to over simplify a complex situation, but there certainly are unmistakable parallels here between the proper role of parenting and government. Detroit and the United States need to pay for their sins.

Bad news people – it’s coming whether we like it or not. The newly elected Messiah really DOESN’T have a magic wand big enough to “make it all go away”. I laughed as I heard Obama “reeling it back in” almost immediately after the vote count was tallied.” We might not do it in a year or in four.” where was that kind of talk when he was RUNNING for the office? Stop trying to put off the inevitable.

That house in Florida really isn’t worth $750,000.

People who jump across a border really don’t deserve free health care benefits.

That job driving that forklift for the big 3 really isn’t worth $85,000 a year. We really shouldn’t allow Wal-Mart to stock their shelves with products acquired from a country that unfairly manipulates their currency and has the most atrocious human rights infractions on the face of the globe.

That couple whose combined income is less than $50,000 really shouldn’t be living in that $485,000 home.

Let the market correct itself people – it will. Yes it will be painful, but it’s gonna be painful either way. The bright side of my proposal is that on the other side of it is a nation that appreciates what it has, and doesn’t live beyond its means. and gets back to basics. and redevelops=2 0the work ethic that made it the greatest nation in the history of the world.. and probably turns back to God.

Sorry – don’t cut my head off, I’m just the messenger sharing with you the “bad news.”

Gregory J Knox
President Knox Machinery, Inc.
Franklin, Ohio 45005

Bravo, Mr. Knox!


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January 4, 2009 Posted by | Bailout | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Looks like Dems have stolen MN Senate seat

Well, it looks like the Democrats have successfully stolen another election.  Franken now holds a 225 vote lead over Coleman in the Minnesota Senate race.  After throwing out thousands of absentee ballots (disenfranchising thousands of voters), counting votes twice in Franken leaning areas, “finding” votes for Franken in the trunk of an election official’s car, inconsistently and irrationally throwing out obvious votes for Coleman and counting not-so-obvious for Franken, and now only counting previously rejected absentee ballots in areas that favored Franken, it appears comedian-turned-politician Al Franken will be seated as the next MN Senator.

The obvious cheating seems to be the latest Democratic strategy to win close elections.  If they’re losing on election day in left-leaning areas, they’re not worried.  They now know they can simply keep counting until they win.  They tried it in Florida in 2000, and until the SCOTUS finally put a stop to the madness they gained votes with each recount.  They tried again in Ohio in 2004, but fortunately then-Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell was able to put an end to their strategy before they could steal enough votes.  They successfully stole the Washington governor’s race that same year using this strategy and now it appears to have worked for them once again.

Count on seeing Democrats employ this deplorable strategy every time they see an opportunity to overturn the results of an election.  It’s absolutely disgusting.

Minnesotans, it appears you’ll be able to call this your new Senator:

Coleman will likely file a lawsuit to challenge the results, but at this point it appears the Dems have succeeded in stealing another election.


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